March 1997 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Mar 2 Gail Graham wins LPGA Alpine Australian Ladies Masters

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 2 Nick Faldo wins Nissan Golf Open

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo
  • Mar 7 Athens, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Rome & Stockholm are finalists for 2004 Olympics site
  • Mar 9 44th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #5 North Carolina beats NC State, 64-54
  • Mar 9 38th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Georgia, 95-68
  • Mar 11 San Francisco Giant J T Snow suffers a fractured eye socket when hit by a pitch
  • Mar 14 Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson wins 67th James E Sullivan Award
  • Mar 15 Pitts Penguins' Joe Mullen, is 1st American to score 500 NHL goals
  • Mar 16 Donna Andrews wins LPGA Welch's/Circle K Championship
  • Mar 16 NJ Devils' Dave Andreychuk is 26th NHL to score 500 goals
  • Mar 16 Stuart Appleby wins Honda Golf Classic
  • Mar 19 Major League Baseball announces 5 year/$50M deal with Pepsi
  • Mar 21 Ice Dance Championship in Lausanne, Switzerland won by Oksana Grishuk & Evgeny Platov (Rus)
  • Mar 22 Ladies' Figure Skating Championship in Lausanne won by Tara Lipinski (USA)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Mar 23 Betsy King wins LPGA Standard Register PING

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • Mar 25 Indians trade Lofton & Embree to Braves for Grissom & Justice
  • Mar 26 NHL announce Might Ducks & Vancouver Canucks to open 1998 in Japan
  • Mar 29 1st game at Turner Field Atlanta, Braves beats Yanks 2-0 (exhibition)
  • Mar 30 16th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Old Dominion 68-59
  • Mar 30 26th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Betsy King

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Mar 30 Steve Elkington wins Golf's Players Championship

Golfer and PGA Champion Steve Elkington
Golfer and PGA Champion
Steve Elkington
  • Mar 31 59th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Arizona beats Kentucky 84-79 (OT)

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestSimone Biles

Mar 14 Simone Biles, American gymnast (4 gold medals 2016), born in Columbus, Ohio

Gymnast Simone Biles
Gymnast
Simone Biles

Person of interestKatie Ledecky

Mar 17 Katie Ledecky, American swimmer (5 Olympic gold 2012, 2016), born in Washington D.C.

Swimmer Katie Ledecky
Swimmer
Katie Ledecky

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 20 Tony Zale, American boxer (b. 1913)